8 Rhode Island Fudge Shops to Make the Holidays Sweeter

Local candy purveyors offer classic and festive flavors

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Whether it’s for serving guests, stuffing stockings, or to sneak a sweet reward, the holidays aren’t complete without a festive brick of fudge or two. Any one of these Rhody sweet shops are stocked with classic flavors, and more than a few are getting festive with red and green or peppermint offerings. 

Aura’s Chocolate Bar

A family-run business that got its start at the Hope & Main incubator program in Warren and recently relocated to Cranston, owner and chief chocolatier Aura (who handcrafts all candy on site) has something special in store for this holiday season. She’s taking several of her best-selling chocolate flavors (specifically Dark Sea Salt and Lemon Lavender Honey) as inspo for a tasty and fun fudge rollout. Cranston

Blocks Of Fudge

Located on Chapel Street in New Shoreham, Blocks Of Fudge is the ultimate destination for made by hand and on the premises fudge as well as penny candy. The owner and proprietor gets high praise for the outstanding array of flavors and, no surprise, her truly impressive knowledge of sweets. Block Island

The Chocolate Delicacy

Established in 1992, the team at TCD specializes in cooking up small-batch and handmade candy in their aptly named Candy Kitchen – including fudge “just like grandma used to make.” As far as flavors go, you can count on classic staples such as chocolate and peanut butter, as well as seasonal ones like pumpkin for fall and peppermint for winter holidays. Warwick

Moose Tracker’s Ice Cream & Confections

This rustic ice cream shop attracts countless fans, both tourists and locals alike. In addition to their house-made ice cream and cones, Belgium waffles, and snacks, find an array of traditional and creative flavors of fudge, from Rocky Road and Peanut Butter Cup to Tiramisu and Patriotic Swirl. Last year saw sheets of Fudgey Bark Bites embedded with red-and-green candies, too. North Scituate

The Newport Fudgery

This Thames Street fixture gets rave reviews for fudge hand-whipped in copper kettles by the on-site “fudge master” to reach the smooth and creamy consistency their loyal fans go wild for. Get it by the slice, and they’re known for offering samples if you want to try something a little different, like Praline Pecan or Triple Chocolate. 

Sweenor’s Chocolates

It all started at the founder’s kitchen table 62 years ago, and now the iconic Sweenor’s still crafts candy treats, including a menu of classic fudge featuring chocolate, chocolate walnut, and penuche. If you haven’t heard of penuche, it’s made with brown sugar instead of white and without chocolate, so it’s lighter in color and tastes more like maple or butterscotch. Cranston & Wakefield

Sweet Lorraine’s Candy Shoppe

This adorable candy shop in Barrington is family-owned and a serious townie fave. Their fudge is made in nearby Massachusetts by a highly regarded candy company with over 90 years experience. Whether you want an order of yumminess for you and yours or as a last-minute hostess gift, Lorraine’s checks off all the boxes. Barrington

Wright’s Farm & Store

Wright’s is a Rhody tradition perhaps better known for their famous chicken and French fries, but when it comes to candy, their gift shop has you covered with a first-rate selection that includes freshly made fudge. For the sweet tooth on your list, you can’t go wrong with a Fudge of the Month Club subscription, and the holidays also bring specials like Peppermint Stick or White Chocolate Cranberry Nut. Harrisville

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